Dave Roberts

Broadcaster + Actor + Writer
Born Feb 14, 1936

David Thomas Boreanaz, is a retired American television broadcaster who broadcast under the stage names Dave Thomas in Buffalo, New York, and Dave Roberts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was the main weatherman for WPVI-TV in Philadelphia from 1983 until his retirement in 2009. He is the father of actor David Boreanaz, middle school teacher Beth Boreanaz, and Bo Boreanaz and the father-in-law of Jaime Bergman.… Read More

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1936 Birth Born on February 14, 1936.


1954 18 Years Old Roberts was born in Buffalo, New York and is of Valle d'Aosta (northern Italian) descent. He began working as a radio broadcaster at WAER-FM in Syracuse, New York in 1954, later moving to WOLF-AM.


1956 20 Years Old His television broadcasting career began at WBUF-TV in Buffalo in 1956. … Read More
1961 25 Years Old In 1961, Roberts joined WKBW-TV as the station's weatherman and as the host of the children's show Rocketship 7, as well as hosting Dialing for Dollars. … Read More


1978 42 Years Old In 1978, Roberts joined WPVI-TV in Philadelphia as a co-host for the morning television show AM Philadelphia. … Read More
1983 47 Years Old After the untimely death of Jim O'Brien on September 25, 1983, he began reporting the weather for WPVI's Action News.


1993 57 Years Old In 1993, Roberts became a recipient of the National Weather Association's "Weathercaster Seal of Approval".


2000 64 Years Old In 2000, he was inducted into the Philadelphia Broadcast Pioneer's Hall of Fame as well as selected Person of the Year by the Philadelphia Broadcast Pioneers Association. … Read More
2009 73 Years Old 1 More Event
On November 18, 2009, at age 73, Roberts announced his retirement from WPVI-TV.
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